Viral transmission through contaminated food and water claims hundreds of thousands of lives every year, particularly affecting children in developing nations. Foodborne viral pathogens are associated with gastroenteritis and hepatitis, causing widespread epidemics that affect all populations and demographics worldwide. Foodborne Viral Pathogens comprehensively covers the predominant etiological viral agents of foodborne disease, including norovirus, hepatitis A virus, hepatitis E virus, astrovirus, sapovirus and rotavirus, and several emerging viruses and prions. By improving food safety awareness and viral detection, and through promotion of global food safety standards, our ability to cope with and control foodborne disease will be enhanced.
Foodborne Viral Pathogens includes a detailed review of the molecular biology, potential vaccines, and available antiviral treatments of all major foodborne viral pathogens and prions. Written by specialists and leading virologists, this book features techniques used for typing, viral detection, strategies for control, and viral risk assessments. This book is intended as a detailed handbook for food microbiology and medical applications and will be a useful guide for anyone with an interest in foodborne disease.
Table of Contents
NEW TECHNOLOGIES, RISK ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES FOR CONTROL OF VIRAL FOODBORNE ILLNESS
Natalie E. Netzler and Peter A. White
Next Generation Sequencing, What Has It Told Us So Far?
Rowena Bull and Fabio Luciani
New Technologies for Viral Diagnosis and Detection, Using Enteroviruses as an Example
Jason Roberts, Bruce Thorley, Scott Bowden, and Peter A. Revill
Measuring and Minimizing Health Impacts of Foodborne Viruses: A Targeting Tool for Risk Reduction
Kristina D. Mena
Strategies for Control of Food- and Waterborne Viruses
Erin DiCaprio, Fangfei Lou, Ashley Predmore, and Jianrong Li
IMPORTANT AGENTS IN FOODBORNE VIRAL INFECTIONS
Norovirus and Sapovirus
Kun Lee Lim, Natalie E. Netzler, Grant S. Hansman, Jason M. Mackenzie, and Peter A. White
Hepatitis A Virus
Michael J. Casteel
Hepatitis E Virus, an Etiological Agent of Foodborne and Waterborne Hepatitis
Natalie E. Netzler, Andrew G. Kelly, and Peter A. White
Eszter Kovács, Simona De Grazia, Vito Martella, and Krisztián Bányai
Celeste Donato, Daniel Cowley, and Carl Kirkwood
Emerging Foodborne Pathogenic Kobuvirus, Picobirnavirus, and Torovirus
Pattara Khamrin, Niwat Maneekarn, Shoko Okitsu, and Hiroshi Ushijima
Akikazu Sakudo and Takashi Onodera
Peter A. White is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Natalie E. Netzler is a Lecturer in the School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Grant S. Hansman is a member of the Department of Infectious Diseases, Virology, University of Heidelberg, Germany and Group Leader of the Schaller Research Group at the University of Heidelberg and the DKFZ, Germany.